Quick Guide On the 3 Things Need to Teach English Abroad

HELLO THERE! I am guessing that you want to learn how to be able to teach English abroad right? That is what has gotten you here? Have no fear, I got you all the resources you need. I will break this down in a way I wished someone would have broke it down for me when I was researching.

  1. Bachelors degree (debatable) – Most places abroad that you want to teach requires you to have a bachelors degree in order to teach at the schools. But in the same breath, there are some countries where this is a requirement but if there’s a will there’s a way. There are ways around practically anything. If you perform well, some schools will overlook you not having a degree if that is one of their requirements.

Countries that do not require a degree:

  1. Costa Rica
  2. Mexico
  3. Peru
  4. Cambodia
  5. South Korea
  6. Spain
  7. Italy
  8. Russia
  9. Thailand (although they are becoming more strict)
  10. Other European countries
  11. Certain companies online from anywhere!

2. Credible Teaching Credential – A teaching credential whether that be a teaching license, TESOL, TEFL, or CELTA… is required depending on your circumstances. There are three instances where you would require this.

Teaching License – If you already have your bachelors. If you have a teaching license then the majority of the time you do not need a TESOL or TEFL.

TESOL & TEFL – For degree holders and non degree holders. This is required if you do not have a teaching license to physically teach abroad.

CELTA – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (now known as Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) – according to gooverseas.com.

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3. Teaching Experience – You want your CV to look as good as possible (ESPECIALLY if you don’t have a bachelors degree) If you do not have any teaching experience in a classroom think back to times in your life that you have worked with children. Being that CV’s are a little more personable than resumes you should put those times you babysat, or worked at a restaurant or even taught at vacation bible school.

Look up on google “fancier” terms to explain what you did & BOOM there is your experience. Even if it is volunteer work somewhere, that is better than nothing. But nothing is still acceptable too.

I hope these tips helped you out on your new journey with teaching English abroad. If you have any questions ask them below… 🙂

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